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(Entry 1 of 3)

a small mass containing medicine to be taken orally
  • I prefer to take my medicine as caps rather than in liquid form

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Synonyms of cap (Entry 2 of 3)

2 a piece placed over an open container to hold in, protect, or conceal its contents
  • I can't find the cap to the milk bottle

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3 a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go
  • a cap on player salary expenditures was suggested as a way to keep small market teams competitive

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Synonyms & Antonyms of cap (Entry 3 of 3)

to set bounds or an upper limit for
  • the senator will propose a bill to cap prices for home heating oil

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The first known use of cap was before the 12th century

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“Cap.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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